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Jordan Norberto | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Recent News reports that Jordan Norberto is nearing a contract with the Chunichi Dragons of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball.
Norberto, who will turn 29 next month, held a 4.96 ERA over 45 1/3 innings at Triple-A Durham with the Rays in 2015. He's battled shoulder woes the last few years and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012. Fri, Nov 27, 2015 01:37:00 PM

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Rays released LHP Jordan Norberto.

Norberto has struggled this season in his return from Tommy John elbow surgery, posting a 4.96 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 45 1/3 innings at Triple-A. The 28-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2012.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 09:14:00 AM

Rays signed LHP Jordan Norberto to a minor league contract.

The 27-year-old southpaw is still in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery, and must serve a 50-game suspension due to his ties with the Biogenesis clinic. He was a very valuable member of the A's bullpen in 2012, and could be a nice low-risk signing for the Rays.
Sat, Jan 18, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Jordan Norberto told Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle that he has signed a minor league deal with the Rays.

Norberto, who is in recovery from Tommy John surgery, still must serve a 50-game suspension for his ties to Biogenesis. He won't be an option for the Rays until mid-season. The 27-year-old left-hander owns a 4.00 ERA and 65/51 K/BB ratio over 78 2/3 innings in the majors.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are considering signing Jordan Norberto.

Norberto won't be back until midseason while working his way back from Tommy John surgery and was also suspended 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic. He has a career 4.00 ERA with 65 strikeouts over 78 2/3 innings but does throw in the mid-90s. The Rays are viewing him as a cheap reclamation project.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:06:00 AM

Jordan Norberto received a 50-game suspension from MLB for his involvement in the Biogenesis clinic.

Norberto is currently a free agent and could now struggle to attract offers. The 26-year-old left-hander owns a 4.00 career ERA in 78 2/3 major league innings.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Jordan Norberto has filed a grievance against the Athletics.

Norberto contends that he hurt his elbow before being optioned to Triple-A Sacramento just before Opening Day. He went on to make three unsuccessful appearances at Sacramento before being placed on their disabled list, after which he was released and then eventually underwent Tommy John surgery. "I expected more from the team after the way I pitched for them last year," said Norberto. "But I'll work hard and get a job with someone else."
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 12:07:00 PM

Jordan Norberto (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

Norberto also had two bone chips removed from his elbow. The southpaw will miss the rest of the season, but hopes to be pitching again by next March.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Jordan Norberto (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery in two weeks.

Norberto was released by the Athletics last month while he was sidelined with a left elbow strain. The 26-year-old will be in rehab mode until around midseason next year.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Athletics released LHP Jordan Norberto.

The move clears a spot for Daric Barton on the 40-man roster. Norberto is currently sidelined due to a left elbow strain. The 26-year-old had a 2.77 ERA and 46/22 K/BB ratio over 52 innings with the A's last season, so he shouldn't have a problem finding a new home once he's back to full health.
Wed, May 8, 2013 01:54:00 PM

Jordan Norberto expects to miss about six weeks due to a left elbow strain.

The good news is that the injury will not require surgery. The 26-year-old had a 2.77 ERA and 46/22 K/BB ratio over 52 innings with the A's last season and will function as bullpen depth in the minors once he's back to full health.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Jordan Norberto has been placed on the minor league disabled list because of a left elbow strain.

There is no timetable for his return. Norberto was sent to Triple-A Sacramento before the start of the season and will remain there when he returns to full health.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:23:00 PM

Athletics optioned LHP Jordan Norberto to Triple-A Sacramento.

This move says more about the fantastic depth that the Athletics have in their bullpen than it does about Norberto. He posted a 2.77 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 46/22 K/BB ratio over 52 innings for the A's in 2012 before his season was ended by shoulder tendinitis. He believes that he's fully recovered, and will surely see time with the big club at some point during the 2013 season.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 06:56:00 PM

Jordan Norberto said Monday that he's totally recovered from the shoulder tendinitis that prematurely ended his 2012 season.

Norberto was back to normal after seven weeks of rehab in his native Dominican Republic and will not have any restrictions in spring training. He'll compete for a middle relief spot in the A's bullpen.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Jordan Norberto (shoulder) is not expected to be available for the rest of the postseason.

Norberto has been out since August 17 due to left shoulder tendinitis, and while he's resumed throwing, he isn't ready to try from a mound. "It's tough to consider him an option no matter how far we go," manager Bob Melvin said.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012 08:16:00 PM

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